Social Work Students
When Social Work Students are enrolled in SW3910, you are given an orientation by Mr. Steve Vigil, Field Director, about applying for Field Practicum, beginning with SW4860.
The prerequisites for the Field (SW4860) are:
Formal admittance to the Field Experience (Fill out application in SW3910)
SW3200 and SW3500
The SW4860 class is taken concurrently with SW3920 and SW3930.
Note: If you wish to take the classes independently, you must get instructor approval.
Have all your general education requirements complete.
If you have previously taken SW3910, but did not enter into the Field due to other classes needed, you should contact Steve Vigil, 801-626-6408. or email firstname.lastname@example.org when you are ready to begin the field experience.
Students who have completed the required prerequisites for a Gerontology Major or minor and are ready to enter Gert4860 Field Course must meet with Mr. Steve Vigil on setting up their Field Practicum for Gerontology. His contact information is: email@example.com or 801-626-6408.
Prerequisites to entering Gerontology 4860 are:
Gert1010, Gert3320, Gert3500 with C grade or higher.
Prereguisites to entering Gerontology 4861 are:
Gert3400, Gert3500, Gert4860 with C grade or higher.
Prerequisites to entering Gerontology 4990 are:
Gert1010, Gert3320, Research*, Gert3500, Gert3600 with C grade or higher.
*Research requirement, SW3700 & SW4800 (1 cr) is being substituted for Gert3400 Research class until further notice. See Social Work & Gerontology Office for Clarification or approval to enroll in this class.
FIELD EDUCATION FORMS:
IMPORTANT NOTE: Having a criminal history or legal issues in your past will not automatically keep you from becoming or practicing as a social worker. However, most field placement sites (internships) require a background check. Failure to pass a background check may limit field placement options, delay field placement, or prevent you from completing the required field internship. Sometimes these issues can be resolved through expungement procedures in the state where charges were adjudicated, OR, by working closely with an attorney to be able to reduce previous charges, OR, by working with the Board of Pardons. However, this process takes time. If you have any criminal issues in your past that might show up on a background check, you are encouraged to contact Professor Vigil IMMEDIATELY to discuss the potential impact on the field placement (801-626-6408 or firstname.lastname@example.org).